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What Type of Bristles Should You Be Brushing With?


Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of toothbrushes. When it comes to maintaining good oral health, brushing is important. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day to get rid of stuck food particles. The type of toothbrush you use is important in determining the effectiveness of the entire process. It is highly recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush for the best results.

Types of Toothbrush Bristles


Toothbrushes come in a variety of bristle hardness. You will find some labeled as soft, medium, or hard. While each type of bristle is designed for specific roles, you should always use a soft-bristled one when it comes to brushing your teeth. This is because using a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage your teeth. In addition, such bristles can tear away your gum tissues, especially if you brush roughly.

On the other hand, a soft-bristled toothbrush is gentle on your teeth and gums. It also bends easily and can reach remote parts of your mouth. Such toothbrushes can also get in between teeth easily and remove stuck food particles, which is very important for your oral health. As much as a soft-bristled toothbrush is gentle on your teeth, you should not brush aggressively. Take your time and brush your teeth gently for about two minutes.

How You Brush Matters


While the type of toothbrush bristle plays a role in determining the success of brushing, how you brush your teeth is equally important. You need to be thorough when brushing to get rid of all bacteria. You should brush your tongue because it can be a haven for harmful bacteria. It is a good idea to also brush the roof of your mouth for the best results. While brushing helps get rid of harmful bacteria, it is equally important to floss your teeth. Flossing helps dislodge stuck food particles between your teeth. Therefore, while you stick to brushing regularly using a soft toothbrush, it is helpful to also floss regularly, which will help keep your oral health in excellent condition.

The type of toothbrush you use determines the degree of your oral health. Contact our offices for more about effectively brushing your teeth and the type of toothbrush you should use.



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